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“Who can resist?...highly enjoyable.” Chicago Tribune on Twelve Sharp
“Easily Evanovich's best Plum novel in years” The Times of Trenton on Twelve Sharp
“Expect a good time.” New York Daily News on Twelve Sharp
“Laugh and reach for a margarita...just about the perfect summer beach book.” Cleveland Plain Dealer on Twelve Sharp
“Actress Lorelei King gives each character a distinct--and hilarious--voice.” People on Eleven on Top
“Lorelei King once again displays her impeccable versatility as she portrays a dozen characters, not only sexy, savvy 30-year-old Plum, but also Plum's two oves--mysterious Ranger and tough Vice cop Joe Morelli.” AudioFile on Twelve Sharp, Winner of the Earphones award for truly exceptional presentations
“For fans of Evanovich mysteries on audiobook, Lorelei King is more than a reader -- she is Stepahnie Plum.” Publishers Weekly
At 320 pages, Janet Evanovich's novel is not exactly lean, but it is tightly wound. Stephanie Plum fans will rejoice as their heroine picks her way through a motley cast of deadbeats and lowlifes to solve sordid (and assorted) crimes. On hand, too, are Steph's raucous entourage of friends, relatives, and heartthrobs; past, present, and future.
In her rollicking 13th Stephanie Plum adventure (after Twelve Sharp), bestseller Evanovich is in top, quirky form. Plucky, bumbling New Jersey bounty hunter Plum is reunited with her two-timing lawyer ex-husband, Dickie Orr, while doing a favor for the mysterious, sexy Ranger. But when Dickie disappears from his house leaving behind only bloodstains and bullet holes, Plum becomes the prime suspect in his alleged murder. Determined to clear her name, Plum and her on-again off-again Trenton cop boyfriend, the irresistible Joe Morelli, uncover Dickie's ties to a shady group of men involved in everything from money laundering to drug running. And when Dickie's jilted business partners decide Stephanie holds the key to the $40 million they believe Dickie stole from them, she's in for a wild ride. With the author's usual cast of eccentric side characters-everything from a taxidermist with a penchant for bombs to a grave-robbing tax man-Evanovich proves once again that Stephanie Plum and her entourage are here to stay. (June)Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information
Lucky 13? Stephanie Plum is back for another cockeyed mystery. With a one-day laydown; national tour. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Evanovich once more winds up Trenton's preeminent bounty hunter and sends her into battle against a most unexpected adversary. For 12 volumes now (Twelve Sharp, 2006, etc.), Stephanie Plum has been happily divorced from her husband, skirt-chasing lawyer Dickie Orr. So why is it that hours after she's dropped by the offices of Petiak, Smullen, Gorvich and Orr to plant a bug on him for her private-eye buddy Ranger-a visit that ends in a predictable shouting match with her ex-Dickie has the gall to disappear, leaving behind only a smear of blood and a big empty space at the brokerage firm that had been holding $40 million of the firm's money? Despite assurances from her sometime lover, Trenton plainclothes cop Joe Morelli, that she has nothing to worry about, Marty Gobel, the officer who's caught the case, guilelessly informs her that she's the only suspect. Worse, Joyce Barnhardt, the hussy Dickie had an eye on long ago, is now back in the picture determined to defend her man's name, even if that means attacking Stephanie bodily. About the only relief from serious threats of violence, in fact, is bail-jumping taxidermist Carl Coglin, who keeps brightening his pursuer's days with booby-trapped squirrels and beavers. Stephanie's appeal has always been synthetic, but this entry leans a mite too much on the tactics of Hollywood summer blockbusters: fires, explosions, stun-gunnings and crude language. Below average for this ebullient series. First printing of 1,250,000